Volker Arlt
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Research interests (short)

Environmental carcinogenesis and mutagenesis, molecular toxicology, carcinogen and drug metabolism, human biomonitoring, nitroarenes, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, health effects of traffic and air pollution

Biographical details

Dr. Arlt has an international profile of research in environmental carcinogenesis and toxicology evidenced by over 190 articles published in high-ranked international journals within the field of research. His expertise is firmly rooted in molecular carcinogenesis as well as genetic and environmental toxicology. He is Senior Lecturer in Environmental & Genetic Toxicology at King’s College London based in the Analytical and Environmental Sciences Division. Since 2009 he is a European Registred Toxicologist. In March 2012 he has joined the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment & Health as a Centre Investigator. Since April 2014 he his part of the National Institute for Health Research Health Protection Research Unit (NIHR HPRU) in Health Impact of Environmental Hazards in partnership with Public Health England (PHE). The strategy of his research is to identify environmental causes of cancer, to examine the role of an individual’s susceptibility in determining cancer risk and to develop strategies for cancer prevention. To facilitate and continue his interdisciplinary translational research he has established numerous national and international collaborations to investigate the molecular pathogenesis of chemically-induced cancer, and this research provides a mechanistic strategic approach to environmental diseases in general. Before joining King’s College London in December 2011 he worked for over 10 years at the Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Surrey. In December 2000 he completed his PhD at the German Cancer Research, Heidelberg, Germany.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, German Cancer Research Center

Award Date: 1 Jan 2000

Master of Biological Science, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Award Date: 1 Jan 1998


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